released OUT NOW! 2016 | 12 | dVd/download/ VOd
In this dystopia, people’s ability to feel emotion is “switched off” before they’re born. Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart slowly realise they’re sufferers of “switched on syndome” – where emotions start to reassert themselves – and, yep, fall in love.
The film’s style matches its subject matter: slow pace; reserved, restrained feel. This works well, but means you never quite feel connected with the characters, making this a difficult film to like.
Extras Commentary; three featurettes. Rhian Drinkwater
It got amorous at the Tory conference.